Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Welcome! I'm Amy and I am excited you found my page! I have been helping people heal from trauma since 2011. Trauma often creates patterns and loops that extend into many areas of a person's life, and can be difficult or painful to overcome. Often the way people survive their trauma brings them more pain, reinforces negative beliefs that perpetuate a cycle (think bad habits, bad relationships, and low self-esteem), and can contribute to having a chaotic life.
I have helped people who have suffered from:
PTSD & Other Trauma
Childhood Abuse and Neglect
I work with clients to overcome their past, calm their bodies, and bring peace to their own lives. My practice focuses on bolstering strengths so they can face their past and find new meaning in life. I utilize a variety of techniques, such as grounding and meditation, somatic interventions, EMDR, as well as talk therapy techniques.
I can hold space for you and teach you how to hold that space for yourself. Join me here to learn ways to care for yourself and move past the trauma that has been haunting you.
When I am not treating clients, I can be found riding my adult tricycle, laying under a tree somewhere or playing with my incredibly adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Luna.
Education & Certificates
2012 Chapman University
Masters of Arts in Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
2010 California State University Sacramento
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
Certifications & Continuing Education
2020- Trauma Studies Certificate- Trauma Research Institute
2020- Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing- Institute for Sensory Motor Art Therapy
2020- EMDR Simplifying Case Formulation- EMDRIA
2020- EMDR Transgenerational Impact of Trauma- EMDRIA
2020- EMDR Facilitated by Internal Family Systems- EMDRIA
2020- Trauma-Related Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders: Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Some of the Most Misunderstood Disorders in the DSM- Pesi
2019 EMDR Training Course: Integrating EMDR Into Your Practice- EMDR Consulting
2019- Advanced Topics in Clinical Supervision- Zur Institute
2019- Supervision in the Recovery Field- Zur Institute
2019- Supervision in Social Work Practice- Zur Institute
2019-2021 CASOMB Independent Practitioner- California Sex Offender Management Board
2020- Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Secondary Trauma- Judicial Council
2019- Motivational Interviewing: Breaking through the Resistance- California Coalition On Sexual Offending
CAMFT- Since 2018